Public Courses

Kansas City, Kansas

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This class is designed to educate program managers, system engineers, design engineers and test engineers/technicians about United States military standard-oriented environmental, electromagnetic interference and power quality testing, with the goal of obtaining an Airworthiness certification.


April 29, 2019 to May 1, 2019, BEST Conference Center
This course provides an overview of airplane performance theory and prediction, certification standards and basic flight test practices. The course will focus on turbojet/turbofan powered aircraft certified under JAR/CAR/14 CFR Part 25. This standard will briefly be compared to military and Part 23 standards to show different approaches to safety, certification, operational and design differences.


April 29, 2019 to May 3, 2019, BEST Conference Center
This course is designed to provide a qualitative understanding of aeroelastic behavior for aerospace vehicles. The class will explore different forms of aeroelastic phenomena and associated issues in structural dynamics and aerodynamic-structure interaction. The level of class instruction is appropriate for engineers and managers with an undergraduate degree in engineering.


April 29, 2019 to May 3, 2019, BEST Conference Center
This course provides the fundamentals for developing and assessing software to the standard RTCA DO-178B and DO-178C Software Considerations in Airborne Systems and Equipment Certification, as well as associated RTCA DO-178C supplements in DO-330, DO-331, DO-332 and DO-333.


April 29, 2019 to May 2, 2019, BEST Conference Center
Advanced Avionics covers systems that will be the mainstay of CNS (communications, navigation and surveillance) in the future. Course material reviews the basic theory of navigation and provides a thorough introduction and survey of global navigation satellite systems (GNSS), with emphasis on GPS. Modern surveillance systems based on Mode-S and ADS-B are also covered as are both wired and wireless communications systems.


October 21-25, 2019, BEST Conference Center
This course provides the practical knowledge needed to plan a safe and comprehensive series of flutter envelope expansion tests. It includes suggestions and recommendations for flutter and post-stall certification as well as demonstration of new or significantly modified airplane designs to meet civil or military requirements.


October 21-25, 2019, BEST Conference Center
This course provides details for direct and indirect effects of aircraft lightning testing and certification. Requirements for both composite and metallic aircraft, including proper RTCA/DO-160 classifications, are examined. The course will also include a high-level overview of Electromagnetic Compatibility (EMC), High-Intensity Radiated Fields (HIRF), Precipitation Static (P-Static) and Electrical Bonding requirements. The new requirements of Electrical Wiring and Installation System (EWIS) and Fuel Tank Safety (14 CFR 25.981 Amd. 102) will also be addressed.


October 21-25, 2019, BEST Conference Center
This course provides an introduction to cabin electronics, including cabin management, entertainment and connectivity systems. Fundamental elements of these systems will be presented along with common installation concerns. Certification aspects including FAA regulations and guidance for showing compliance to the regulations will be discussed. Practical examples and in-class activities further enhance the learning experience.


October 21-24, 2019, BEST Conference Center
This course is designed to familiarize aerospace professionals with current project management techniques. Topics discussed include selecting the project team, identifying the functions of a project team and management team, integration of project management, work breakdown structures, interfaces, communications and transfers, estimating and planning, risk and challenges for the project manager, alternative organizational structures, and control and planning of time, money and technical resources.


October 21-24, 2019, BEST Conference Center
This course provides an overview and integrated exposure to airplane aerodynamics, performance, propulsion, flight mechanics, mass properties, structural dynamics, aeroelasticity, structural loads, structures, ground testing, flight testing and certification. Examples to support the lecture are provided using Basic Aerospace Engineering software. This course demonstrates the relationship between aircraft certification requirements, engineering analysis and testing.


October 21-25, 2019, BEST Conference Center